Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Thoughts & Prayers of 9/11

Before we go on with our day today, I just want to stop and give thanks that we were safe during the 9/11 attacks...it was too close for comfort.

For those who don't know the background, we lived in NJ/NY area during the year we were attacked...our home was right on the Hudson River overlooking the Manhattan skyline. My DH worked in the Wall Street area and commuted via ferry. Many of his clients worked at the Twin Towers (aka World Trade Center) and would go there on a whim to visit them. He would comment every now and then before this tragedy that he felt uncomfortable being there. That morning he went in later (a conference call to Tokyo until 2am kept him) and he was on the ferry when he saw the second plane crash into the tower. The New York Port Authority radioed the ferry to turn around and go back to NJ. He was lucky...

My warm thoughts and comforting prayers to those who lost a loved one...words cannot express what you all are going through. But know that I have not forgotten the fear, the unknown, the quiet and mostly the smell of that day. Bless you that you have strength to get through this day.


Theresa Tyree said...

Wow! How scarey, Margie! The sad thing now is the fall out of the tradgedy. MY BF from high school lives on Manhattan. I wanted to go visit her the week of 9/11 but didn't get to go, thankfully. I went the following May and it was still smoking. A nice looking strong fireman that lived down the hall who responded to the call that day recently passed away from complications associated with being on the site. So sad.

Sanna F said...

Thank you for your sweet words on my blog! I get so happy for your words!!!
HUGS from Sanna